1999 to 1980

Historical Highlights: 1999 to 1980

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In 1980 a new Pharmacy Building addition included a Student Health Center pharmacy, a learning resource center, a nuclear pharmacy laboratory, and a television production laboratory. The Texas College and University System Coordinating Board cited the UT Doctor of Pharmacy program as one of the top three such programs in the U.S.

Renovations were completed on a large state-of-the art electronic classroom in the Pharmacy Buildingand the first students of the College’s Option II Program completed their studies and earned the Master of Science degree.

For the first time in a quarter-century, the College of Pharmacy experienced a change in leadership as Steven W. Leslie, a faculty member within the College since 1974, was named the tenth dean of UT pharmacy by UT President Larry Faulkner.

1999

The first all Pharm.D. class began studies in Fall 1999, following a national trend toward the Pharmacy Doctorate (Pharm.D.) as the preferred entry-level degree program in pharmacy education. The college also announced a collaborative venture with the three other colleges of pharmacy in Texas to offer TxPHARM, a non-traditional program designed to meet the needs of practicing pharmacists in Texas who wish to enhance their knowledge, skills, and credentials to the Pharm.D. level.

Picture of Dean Leslie

1998

For the first time in a quarter-century, the College of Pharmacy experienced a change in leadership as Steven W. Leslie, a faculty member within the College since 1974, was named the tenth dean of UT pharmacy by UT President Larry Faulkner. Dean Leslie, a research scholar internationally recognized for his work in alcoholism and alcohol abuse, assumed the pharmacy deanship on September 1, 1998.

picture of tech class

1997

Renovations were completed on a large state-of-the art electronic classroom in the Pharmacy Building, the second of its type on the UT-Austin campus. It was designed to accommodate both instructors’ and students’ computer and interactive television needs with computer network connections, microphones at each seat, and a fully electronic podium.

picture of Patrick Davis

1996

Patrick Davis, associate dean of the college became the first pharmacy faculty member inducted into the University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers, an elite body recognized as the “best of the best” teachers at the university.

1995

Plans were completed to enroll the 1996 entering class in the new fully integrated professional curriculum, one designed for both B.S. and Pharm.D. candidates with an interdisciplinary approach to disease management.

1994

Faculty approved a new curriculum for the Pharm.D. program that was designed to increase the accessibility of the Pharm.D. degree as an entry-level degree option in keeping with national trends.

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1993

The College celebrated 100 years of excellence through a year-long observance of its centennial anniversary.

1992

The college organized committees to plan and implement programs and events for its Centennial Observance under the direction of chairpersons Cynthia E. Standefer and William I. Dismukes.

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1991

The College helped dedicate the new Robert F. McDermott Clinical Science Building in San Antonio which included teaching and research facilities for the San Antonio Clinical Program.

1990

The first students of the College’s Option II Program completed their studies and earned the Master of Science degree.

1989

The College maintained an active role in the newly created Texas Pharmacy Congress that was founded in Fall 1988.

1988

Exceptional undergraduate students were further challenged with implementation of the Honors Program.

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1987

The College helped assure outstanding leadership for the profession’s future when it was host for the first annual Young Pharmacist Leadership Conference.

1986

Pharmacy Administration brought national recognition to the college as it hosted the William S. Apple Memorial Program in Community Pharmacy Management.

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1985

A new curriculum allowed students greater flexibility regarding career-oriented electives. Early admission through the 1:4 program was a new feature in the revised curriculum.

1984

A fund raising focus during the University’s centennial observance saw creation of numerous endowments including a $1 million Johnson & Johnson Centennial Chair in Pharmacy.

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1983

During the observance of the University’s Centennial, the college sponsored two symposia: “Pharmacy’s Mandate for Excellence: the Opportunities and Challenges” and “Pharmacist: Responding to an Older America.”

1982

The Generations Club was established to foster careers in pharmacy through continued parental generation pharmacists.

1981

The Texas College and University System Coordinating Board cited the UT Doctor of Pharmacy program as one of the top three such programs in the U.S.

picture of pharmacy building

1980

The new Pharmacy Building addition included a Student Health Center pharmacy, a learning resource center, a nuclear pharmacy laboratory, and a television production laboratory was dedicated.